Isaac R. Missouri


Are you satisfied with the current classes and activities available in school? Me neither.

Dear future president, 

        If you are reading this, congratulations, you gained presidency. At the current state of me writing this, I don't know who will be reading this, but whom ever is reading this, I hope you consider my opinion.

        I believe that the current education system is going downhill. At my school district, we've had to cut art programs and some gifted programs. Why is this? Why do we not have a lot of funding in the school system? I believe that kids like me should be able to have an education that they want and need. We need this education, we are the future of this country! Please consider some more school funding.

        Ok, let's start with our first problem, so many cut classes. There have been so many clubs and activities that my older brothers have told me about, that I can't participate in because they no longer exist! I'm entitled to have what my brothers had when they were in the same school a few years ago! We need to stop cutting classes that provide benefits to students.

        How about art? Art doesn't seem good, does it? But in reality, I believe it's one of the most important classes, right next to music, but I'll get to that later. Art is a big way for students to discover the creativity that they have inside of them. So many students are shy and nervous when they go to school because they have no way to express all of the creativity they have inside of them! Schools integrating arts programs are documenting positive changes in school environments and student's performance. Art is important! Please consider more art classes.

        Another subject I believe strongly about is music. Most people don't consider music a school subject, but I believe that it's very important. Classes such as band and strings need to be options at earlier ages, maybe a year or two, they can really help students develop more. Research has found that learning music facilitates learning other subjects and enhances skills that children inevitably use in other areas. “A music-rich experience for children of singing, listening and moving is really bringing a very serious benefit to children as they progress into more formal learning,” says Mary Luehrisen, executive director of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation, a not-for-profit association that promotes the benefits of making music. Music has helped me in many ways through out the years, I'm sure it has for other people too.

        Another thing just in general about schools is that we need teachers that really reach out and effect students. I personally have experienced 3 of those teachers in my life, teachers that really helped me and made me want to learn. They all helped me get through what ever year they taught. One of which is still helping me get through my current year. 

        So Mr. President, I hope you take my ideas into consideration. I feel really strong about all my statements, please don't disrespect any of them. 


                                                                                                                                      Isaac R.

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